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The Web Checker, Whoscall’s newest feature, determines whether a link is safe before you can even say “Scam!”

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2023-05-31 | Whoscall


Are you sick of seeing strange links that look like they might not be safe to click? If you don’t click, you’re afraid you might miss some important information, but at the same time, you might be falling into a trap?

Dear readers, your dilemma ends here! We are thrilled to announce that Whoscall’s Web Checker is finally here! Read on to learn more about this powerful new feature and how to use it.

What does the Web Checker do?

In order to combat the spread of fraudulent websites, Whoscall’s Web Checker works with Gogolook, the Criminal Investigation Bureau database, and URL risk detection service provider Scamadviser’s global database. With their forces combined, the Web Checker is able to analyze website traffic, creation dates, SSL certificate status, malware installation, and other indicators to build a three-fold protection net that ensures people’s digital information stays secure.

Web Checker helps users ensure a link’s safety quickly and conveniently, protecting users from clicking on phishing links by mistake. With just one click, it’s never been easier to determine a website’s safety.

When to use Web Checker

You might be asking, when can I use the Web Checker? The following is a short list of situations that would be perfect for trying out this new function.
  • Email confirmation notices
    Whether it be a restaurant or hotel reservation notification, or even a more serious account abnormality notification, as long as you have doubts about a link’s authenticity, you can send it to Whoscall for inspection!
  • Groups circulating unknown links
    Everyone comes across links in their daily lives. But there’s always that feeling that clicking on some of them might be risky. Go ahead and let Web Checker do its thing so you and your personal information can stay safe.
  • Links in text messages from unknown senders
    Scammers often send text messages using government, bank, or merchant names to trick their victims into filling in their personal information and accounts. For this reason, we should always be vigilant when we receive this kind of text. Let the Web Checker inspect the attached link and click it only once it has been confirmed as safe, greatly reducing your risk of falling prey to a phishing scam.
  • Finding an unknown page through a search engine
    One of the advantages of living in the information age is that you can find websites and other information on the Internet at any time. However, there are also plenty of phishing websites pretending to be official sites. If you are worried about entering a scam website by mistake, you can also submit these links to Whoscall first to avoid leaking your personal information or downloading malicious software!

How do I use the URL Scanner?

After all that information, let’s show you how to actually use the feature itself!

Step 1: Go to the Web Checker page 

How do I get to that page?
  • For iOS users, click the “Web Checker” button on the Whoscall home page.
  • For Android users, open the sidebar, then click the “Web Checker” button to enter the feature’s page.

Step 2: Enter in or paste the URL you want to check then click “Scan URL”

Confirm that the URL has been entered correctly so we can check if it’s safe!

Step 3: Different inspection and classification results are displayed to help you judge the link’s safety

Introduction to inspection results

When you enter the URL you want to check, Whoscall will give you a risk result. The results include safe links, suspicious links, and dangerous links, etc., helping users understand the risk involved in clicking on a link so they can decide whether or not to visit that page.
Let’s take a look at the different safety classification results:
  • Green: Indicates a safe link
  • Yellow: Indicates a suspicious link
  • Red: Indicates a dangerous link

When an inspection result is gray, that means it is an unknown link that may have been created too recently or has had too little traffic, so there is no relevant information currently. Before clicking on it, we recommend checking with the official site first.

The above inspection results are presented to the user by Gogolook with the help of comprehensive evaluation from CIB and ScamAdviser databases. We recommend that you use the Web Checker function to understand a webpage’s risk level before clicking on an unknown link!

Scam prevention begins with self-protection!

Internet scams and phishing methods change with each passing day. In order to protect your personal information, besides being constantly vigilant, it is important to have a convenient tool that helps you identify a webpage’s safety level. Let the Whoscall Web Checker offer you a helping hand! Don’t wait, update or download Whoscall to try this new feature now!

In addition to checking links, let us also protect the security of your calls and texts! Whoscall is the perfect assistant, immediately identifying unknown numbers while blocking scammers and other harassing calls.

☑️ Caller ID feature: fight back against phone scams before you even answer! We let you know a caller’s identity before answering, keeping you safe from scammers’ tricks.
☑️ Smart SMS Assistant: After upgrading to Whoscall Premium, Whoscall will automatically filter your messages, blocking high-risk texts so you can rest easy!